5 Reasons To Cover Your Stairwell Windows With Shutters

Kimball Jones

Are your large stairwell windows bare because you haven’t decided what to do with them? Are you looking for a window treatment that provides privacy and light control? Installing window treatments such as shutters on your stairwell windows in San Diego not only increases your windows’ charm, but gives you additional benefits as well. Here are 5 reasons to cover your stairwell windows with shutters.

Shutters Have Exterior And Interior Design Appeal

outdoor view of stone home with plantation shutters 

Using shutters on your stairwell windows enhances your interior space and adds curb appeal. People looking at your home from the outside find themselves looking at your stairwell windows since they’re often in interesting shapes and are taller than other windows. The louvers’ lines show through the windows and give your home a special touch.

There are many plantation shutters to select from to highlight your décor and style. Polywood® faux wood shutters are a traditional choice that doesn’t go out of style. Ovation® wooden shutters add the rich warmth of wood. Reclaimed wood shutters bring nature inside and add texture with their interesting grooves and knots.

Shutters Help You Adjust Light And Add Privacy

Ovation plantation shutters in tan stairwell.

Shutters let you control the light coming in through your stairwell windows and also give you extra privacy. If your stairwell windows are low and accessible by a landing, you can easily adjust the shutter louvers to open or close, depending on how light you want it to be. If you have high windows that are tricky to reach, you can keep the louvers in a horizontal position, which allows light to come through and gives extra privacy for household members walking along the upper levels.

Shutters Improve Your House’s Energy Efficiency

White plantation shutters in well-lit stairwell. 

Stairwell windows that are large are elegant, but don’t forget that they are susceptible to energy loss. Plantation shutters provide extra insulation and, when shut, lower energy transfer through windows by 45%. They’re 17 times as energy efficient compared to regular aluminum blinds.

You Can Get Custom Shutters To Fit Any Shape Of Window

White plantation shutters adorning arched window located in spiral stairwell. 

What shape is your stairwell window? Is it circular, arched, sunray, or octagonal? Polywood and Ovation shutters can be built to fit any window perfectly. The shutters can be built with horizontal louvers, or in a fan shape or sunburst inside the shutter panel, making them easy to adjust. And your window’s unique shape won’t be hiding behind a rectangular window treatment like shades or blinds.

Shutters Are Low Maintenance

Many windows in stairwells are out of normal reach and can only be accessed by ladder. If that’s the case, then you need a window treatment that is easily cared for and will keep its stylish looks for years. Polywood shutters won’t yellow or fade over the years due to their UV-resistant coating. They’re extremely durable and will last a lifetime if they’re well cared for.

Shutters are also easy to keep clean. And if your shutter louvers remain in one position, you won’t need to constantly adjust them for light or privacy.

Find Out More

Want more ideas for how to incorporate shutters in your stairwells? Check out our idea gallery for other ideas for your stairwell windows as well as designs for window treatments to go in other areas of your San Diego home, including your living room, basement, or home office. Then when you’re ready to order your window treatments call us at 858-956-5822 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation!